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Tag, you're it!

When I first started blogging, I heard the word “tag” thrown around a lot and thought to myself, “What the heck is a tag and why do I need to tag my writing?” As some of you are first-time bloggers and users of Web 2.0, I thought I’d share with you what I have learned about tagging.

A tag is a keyword or short phrase that writers assign to articles to describe or identify the content of their post. Tags allow readers to quickly locate topics of interest. So by tagging your journal with appropriate keywords, you allow your post to quickly be found by members who are browsing or searching for posts on those specific topics.

For example, if you are writing a journal about an amazing woman named Sally Nguyen who runs a shelter for victims of sex trafficking in your community, you can tag your journal with the following keywords: Sally Nguyen, sex trafficking, human trafficking, shelter, women, rehabilitation, and any other words keywords that describe the content of your journal. This way if someone is searching for information on human trafficking, your journal entry will come up in the search.

When creating a new journal, the “Tags” field is listed under “Title”. Here you can write your keywords and short phrases, each separated by a comma, to draw more traffic to your journal. The tags will appear in a list on the right side of your journal post, under your profile picture.

If you’re reading someone else’s journal and want to find other journals that discuss similar topics, you can click on any of the tags listed. This will take you to a page of all journals that have been tagged with the same keyword.

Happy tagging!

Comments

Noor Alwachi's picture

thanx

I found those iformation very helpful
thanx Jadefrank

regards

Eng. Noor Alwachi

Miriama Brown's picture

vinaka

Yes very helpful! thank you for making it easier to understand:)

bintu's picture

tagging

very helpful tips thanks.
bintu

bintu

nilima's picture

ok

now i got the truth about tagging. Thank you jade!!

Grace Nakajje's picture

Thanks

I believe i can now follow the guidelines
Grace

NI NI AYE's picture

Now I've got the idea!

Hi Jade

Thanks for your helpful guidelines. I will go for it.I might come back to you.

See you soon

NI NI AYE

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

vivian's picture

nice information

Nice information. thank you

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Rudzanimbilu's picture

Thank you

Hi Jade,

Thank you for breaking it down. Now I know why it is paramount to "tag".

Rudzanimbilu

Rudzanimbilu Muthambi

Taiso's picture

Thanx dear

I was wondering what tagging meant but now I know and thanks for explaining so clearly.

Taiso

seema.shah's picture

thank you

thank you for your great help.I was confused about the word "tag".now I am qiute clear.thanx alot.

Amani K's picture

Tagging Info - thanks

Very helpful information on tagging.

Thanks.

Karambu

Dr. Karambu Ringera
Founder and President, International Peace Initiatives
Vice President, Global Ecovillages Network (GEN) Africa
Advisory Board Member, Women Human Rights Institute, University of Toronto
Member and Delegate, Soroptimist Internationa

sahar's picture

Thanks for tagging info

Thanks for the great post about Tagging
sahar

Sincerely

Sahar Nuraddin

follow me @snuraddin
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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
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fonirenezih's picture

Quite Helpful!

Thanks Jadefrank,
Your post came in quite handy as a great guide.
Cheers!

FIZ

Adelma A.Linatoc's picture

Clear information on tagging.

Jadefrank,

A lot of thanks for tagging information.Am really a first-time boggers first time user of Web 2.0 and beside the fact that I have a limited time for using this laptop because mine is still not working/defective.If I'm out, I maximize using my sons personal computer at their home which also requires me to be in a hurry also because sometimes he had a take home job and he also use it in connection with this.
Regards and more power.

Zuhal Ahmed's picture

Helpful information

Thanks a lot for shearing the information

Zuhal Ahmed
Norwegian Chuch Aid
South and West Darfur
skype: Zuhal Ahmed Abakar Fadl

TERESA's picture

Appreciation

Hi Darling Jade,

I appreciate you and your guidance in World Pulse. You really care. How are you,
Jensine and our visitors to Kenya? hope they are all fine.

Pass my warm regards to them.

May GOD BLESS YOU. AMEN.

Teresa

TERESA KAGECHA i would like to use the new password and email to participate in the WORLDPULSE VIEWS - COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION MOBILISING

Diane Dillon's picture

tagging

Thank you jade. I have yet to learn how to cut and paste this is a step for me and very helpful

Diane

treasureland's picture

Lovely

Thank you, the information is helpful.

ifesinachi

Asmaa's picture

very helpful! thank you

very helpful! thank you

Eh Tha Khu's picture

thanks so much

Thank You

usha kc's picture

Thank you Jade, for making us

Thank you Jade, for making us so clear about tagging.

Osai's picture

A big thank you

Thanks Jade. Your post made it so easy to know how to 'tag' our posts and articles.

Best wishes,
Osai

Twitter: @livingtruely

BlueSky's picture

Thank you for your message

Thank you Jade, the information it is big help.
Women have many stories to tell about the World.
Thank you.
God bless you.
BlueSky

sunbo55's picture

Tagging

Thank you jadefrank.

calupo's picture

Thank you

Jade, i must admit this article about tagging has been very helpful to me.

Christine

Hilda's picture

Great Tips

Hi Jade,
I must confess you made it very simply and easy to understand.
i did exactly as you explained. But i am yet to see my article.
Please help me.
Thank you.

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